Education

Berrien County educators receive second COVID-19 vaccine

NILES – “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang rang through the decorated hallway school staff and educators used to exit Niles High School on Friday ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

SMC Board of Trustees looks past pandemic anniversary

DOWAGIAC — At its monthly meeting on March 10, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, then ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

One Year Later: Educators reflect on COVID-19 school shutdown anniversary

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On March 13, 2020, Michigan students packed up their bags from school for what was, initially, just a temporary break through April ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles FFA chapter advances to state

NILES — The Niles Future Farmers of America chapter announced last week all of its 19 participants had advanced to the state contests after regional ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Three Ring Lardner Students reach final qualifying round for spelling competition

NILES – On March 2, Ring Lardner Middle School students participated in the final qualifying round for the Berrien RESA’s Cloverleaf Virtual Spelling Bee. Three ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Great Start Collaborative presents community partners with awards

CASSOPOLIS — This week, one Cass County organization recognized individuals who advocated for children over the past year. During a virtual meeting Wednesday, Cass County’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Great Start Cass County to host annual spring fling event

CASSOPOLIS — Staff at Cass County’s Great Start Collaborative are hopping into spring with an event designed to promote both fun and literacy to area ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Middle School honor roll

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Middle School recently released its honor roll for its first semester. Students who achieved a 4.0 GPA are noted with an *. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

LMC students earn spots on fall president’s, dean’s lists

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College has announced the names of 665 students recognized for academic achievement during the 2020 fall semester. There were 108 ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Public Schools to host remote learning day Monday in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine side effects

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools will host a remote day of learning next Monday, March 15 in anticipation of staff absences due to side effects ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Lewis Cass ISD selects Hubbard as new superintendent

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has chosen a born and raised southwest Michigan resident to lead the district. A special meeting of ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Junior Achievement of Berrien and Cass Counties announces “Play for JA” event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass counties is inviting the community to engage in team-building to support local youth education in financial ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Brandywine Middle/High School announces remote learning through Friday

NILES — Brandywine Middle/High School students will be switching to remote learning through Friday, following student and staff quarantining due to potential COVID-19 exposure. According ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan High School has remote day due to teacher shortage

BUCHANAN – Buchanan High School students got an unplanned remote day of instruction to begin the week with on Monday. A communication to parents and ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Public Schools closed due to staff absences

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools are closed today due to staff absences. The announcement was made Sunday evening that all schools would be closed Monday ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

NILES – The students in Shanna Lamberton’s classroom at Eastside Connections School have wrapped up their virtual museum project for Black History Month. The virtual ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

EDWARDSBURG — This winter, students at Eagle Lake Elementary School were able to trek through the snow and become explorers, thanks to a grant from ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

United Way invites community to sponsor children to receive free books

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — March is National Reading Month, and United Way of Southwest Michigan is encouraging the community to rally around early childhood literacy by ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Lewis Cass ISD narrows superintendent search to two candidates

CASSOPOLIS — After nearly a full day of interviews, the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District narrowed its superintendent search to two individuals. Following interviews Monday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac art students complete Lego murals

DOWAGIAC — Brick by brick, a local school’s Black History Month project was completed after weeks of hard work. Courtney Dwyer’s Art and the Community ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC unveils scholarship guarantee

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new “SMC Guarantee” scholarship is available to all new students enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester. Registration for summer and ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

SMC graduate experiences Super Bowl

DOWAGIAC — Nicole Maroney, a 2020 Southwestern Michigan College sports management graduate from New Buffalo, found herself working behind the scenes at Super Bowl LV. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac women aim to create change through local government

DOWAGIAC — The saying “being a twin is like being born with a best friend,” is one that twins Ronda Sullivan and Danielle Lucas could ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC COVID task force leader talks with Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club is returning to Front Street Crossing. After months of remote Zoom meetings, the club will return to in-person meetings ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Lewis Cass ISD to host superintendent interviews Monday

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District Board of Education continues to move forward with the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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